Friends of the Zoo/Chattanooga Zoo offers both part and full-time positions for different areas in the zoo such as general and exhibit maintenance, animal care, guest services, and other professional positions. Please see current openings displayed at the bottom of this page for information on job availability at the Chattanooga Zoo.

Friends of the Zoo is an equal-opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. It does not discriminate in employment opportunities and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need additional information or have questions, please contact us.

Full-Time Benefits
  • 50% paid medical insurance
  • Personal time off
  • Company provided uniform shirts
  • Opportunities for personal & professional development
  • Opportunities for professional advancement
Contact Us

Tammy Mixon

Chattanooga Zoo
301 N. Holtzclaw Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
  (423) 697-1322 ext. 5708   (423) 697-1329

Employment Resources

Service Systems Associates

Service Systems Associates (SSA), the exclusive food and retail vendor of the Chattanooga Zoo is hiring for the 2020 season. We are looking for outgoing individuals to work in Retail, Food Service, Admissions, and Janitorial. Please download and fill out the application found below. To turn in please email your completed application to, or turn in at the Gift Shop daily from 9AM-5PM.